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Valor Friday

| February 3, 2023 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Part three on my exploration of Congressmen of valor. Thomas Wilson Bradley Thomas Bradley, an Englishman by birth, immigrated to the US when he was a small child. He came to the country with his mother Mary Wilson and the James Roberts family, just before his fifth birthday, aboard the ship Fidelia. Initially living in […]

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New Army personnel system working as expected

| January 31, 2023 | 26 Comments
New Army personnel system working as expected

Let’s be clear about this…”working as expected” if you’ve spent maybe 50 years watching how ‘well’ Army personnel systems work. Working well from an objective, “gets the job done efficiently and well in a timely manner version of ‘well’?” Uh, no, not so much. The outage, which is preventing the Army from issuing DD-214 discharge […]

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Valor Friday

| January 27, 2023 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing on my series of US Congressmen who have received the Medal of Honor. Philip Sidney Post Philip Post was born in 1833 in New York. After college, he found his way to Illinois and was admitted to the Bar there in 1856. He traveled the northwest, made his home in Kansas, and practiced law […]

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Think before you get on that Army chopper in the future

| January 25, 2023 | 52 Comments
Think before you get on that Army chopper in the future

Apparently the Army is now OK with letting cheaters get their wings and fly multi-million dollar aircraft. Is there some shortage of applicants for flight school now? If I lose a few years and a couple stone in weight I’ll go! From Army Times; Flight school cheating ring ends in second chances for hopeful pilots […]

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Valor Friday

| January 20, 2023 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Continuing from last week’s look at Senators who have earned the country’s highest honor, we now turn to the House of Representatives. As with the Senate, there are some trends. Sixteen Congressmen have received the Medal of Honor. One of those later became a Senator and was discussed at length in last week’s article. 13 […]

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ARNG LT who can’t follow orders wins in court

| January 18, 2023 | 34 Comments
ARNG LT who can’t follow orders wins in court

We’ve talked a lot about Specialist Lieutenant Nazario here. He’s the one who was driving through a small Virginia town without plates on his truck (he did have a temp tag behind the tinted rear window). When the cops tried to stop him, despite his innumerable prior law enforcement contacts, he took a good long […]

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Valor Friday

| January 13, 2023 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be a little different. With the new Congress being seated, my curiosity turned to politics as it relates to valor awards. In our history, who are the elected representatives that have earned our nation’s highest honors? Let’s take a look. Some of these names, particularly the latter day inclusions, will be […]

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Army’s got an idea to fix recruiting problems. More ribbons!

| January 12, 2023 | 62 Comments
Army’s got an idea to fix recruiting problems. More ribbons!

While the above picture of Ike wearing his top three ribbons and Milley looking more like a North Korean general is comical, Eisenhower actually had a similarly impressive rack. Of course he was a veteran of two world wars, and if he were to wear his foreign honors he’s got several dozen ribbons. Anywho, I […]

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